Bucks to celebrate Y2K night with performance by Coolio

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The Milwaukee Bucks will celebrate Y2K night on February 22nd with a halftime performance by Coolio.

Remember when Y2K was supposed to spell doom for the technological infrastructure of America? While the turn of the millennium provided to be anticlimactic in some respects, the effects that the years leading up to Y2K had on pop culture are still felt today, for better or worse.

The years surrounding Y2K showed us the magical wonders of Harry Potter and MP3s, along with the travails of the dot com bubble bursting and the scourge of reality TV.

The Bucks will celebrate this pop cultural confluence with Y2K Night on Saturday, Feb. 22, when the conference-leading Indiana Pacers make their first visit of the season (7:30 p.m. tip).

To help fans reminisce on that not-so-long-ago era of the late nineties and early aughts, the team has rolled back pricing on all upper-level seats to what tickets went for at the turn of the century, with many available for just $7.

In addition to watching the Bucks battle the conference-leading Pacers, fans will also be treated to a special halftime performance from Coolio. A platinum-selling hip hop artist in the late ’90s, Coolio’s “Gangsta’s Paradise” is one of the most successful rap songs of all time and earned him a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance.

In addition to Y2K pricing and this unique halftime performance, all fans in attendance will also receive a free retro Bucks pennant. All in-arena entertainment during the game will reflect the Y2K-era them as well, including player introductions, music and in-game contests.

To take advantage of the special Y2K pricing and secure seats for this throwback night of basketball and entertainment, log on to Bucks.com/Y2K, call 1-800-4-NBA-TIX or stop by the BMO Harris Bradley Center box office.